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Pakistan: Suspected militant kills lawyer over blasphemy

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:29:45 GMT2017-03-30T14:29:45Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani police say a suspected militant has killed a lawyer from the country's minority Ahmadi sect over blasphemy allegations....



Pakistan halts extradition of US man accused of terror plot

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:41:39 GMT2017-03-29T15:41:39Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani court has temporarily barred the extradition of a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin accused of planning a terror attack in New York with help from the Islamic State group, a defense lawyer said Wednesday....



Pakistan bowler Irfan banned for a year

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:35:30 GMT2017-03-29T13:35:30Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday suspended Mohammad Irfan for a year and also fined the tall fast bowler one million rupees ($9,500) for violating the sport's anti-corruption code during the Pakistan Super League....



Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:10:30 GMT2017-03-28T15:10:30Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the virus were found in the city's sewage system....



Afridi quits Peshawar Zalmi

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:48:21 GMT2017-03-25T04:48:21Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Shahid Afridi has quit as president and player of Pakistan Super League champions Peshawar Zalmi due to personal reasons....



Pakistan: More bloggers charged, cleric's rally blocked

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:50:47 GMT2017-03-24T16:50:47Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Three more bloggers were accused of blasphemy Friday in an Islamabad anti-terrorism court, while elsewhere in the city hundreds of security forces prevented a radical cleric from holding a protest to condemn another five bloggers, who were earlier charged with insulting Islam - an offense punishable by death in this Islamic country....



Suspended Pakistan cricketer misses anti-corruption tribunal

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:25:35 GMT2017-03-24T10:25:35Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Suspended Pakistan cricketer Khalid Latif didn't attend a preliminary hearing of an anti-corruption tribunal in Lahore on Friday because of health reasons....



Pakistan hosts Afghan Taliban leaders to talk peace talks

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:04:16 GMT2017-03-23T12:04:16Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani officials have hosted seven Taliban leaders in Islamabad to try and press the insurgents into peace talks ahead of a multi-nation meeting in April in Moscow, according to two Taliban officials....



Pakistani PM orders the reopening of border with Afghanistan

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:45:54 GMT2017-03-20T10:45:54Z

PESAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's prime minister ordered the reopening of the country's border with Afghanistan on Monday, ending a protracted closure that has cost businesses on both sides millions of dollars and deepened tensions between the two neighbors....



Pakistan and India discuss their water dispute in Islamabad

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:46:08 GMT2017-03-20T08:46:08Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani and Indian experts have opened round-table talks in Islamabad over water disputes between the two nuclear-armed neighbors....